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Bubbha Thomas (1937-2020)

Uncategorized — March 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Bubbha Thomas (1937-2020)

by Eothen “Egon” Alapatt, with additional text edited from an essay by Lance Scott Walker.

Drummer, bandleader and activist William George “Bubbha” Thomas died at his son William’s home on Saturday March 28th, 2020. He was 82 years old. His son said that the cause was heart failure; Thomas had been in failing health for some time and hadn’t played his drums in years. But his mind was sharp until the end, and he was surrounded by music. William said that Bubbha passed on while listening to “All In Love Is Fair” from the fourth album in his classic period, Country Fried Chicken (Spotify), streaming on the internet. Yesterday was a sad day for me, but that moment gave me a feeling of peace: some years prior, Bubbha had called me, deep into our friend-and mentorship and business relationship, and told me that he wasn’t getting younger, and he wanted all of his music available, for all to hear –  and fast. I had held off on that commitment for years, as I knew how daunting of a task it was going to be. But I’m glad, on that day, that I said yes. The resulting box set, which I worked with Bubbha to issue as Creative Music: The Complete Works, came out in full last year, and coincided with the wide release of his catalog, which is of the highest echelon of jazz music. (more…)

The Doug Hammond Collection: Three sealed albums from storage in Detroit

Uncategorized — March 28, 2020 | Comments Off on The Doug Hammond Collection: Three sealed albums from storage in Detroit

IN THE SHOP: THE DOUG HAMMOND COLLECTION

Stephan Kurmann Strings-Strings (1988)
Doug Hammond-We People (1989)
Muneer A.F & The Rhythm String Band Vol. III-For Them (1989) (more…)

Egon “online pop-up record shop” at Rappcats

Egon — March 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Egon “online pop-up record shop” at Rappcats

It will come as no surprise that we’re no longer opening up for Egon’s pop-up record shop at Rappcats on the weekend of March 21-22. We’re making the best of it for those stuck at home: we’ve assembled a limited amount of 3 LP grab bags and we’re offering them for sale online, on a first come first serve basis. Each grab bag comes with three pieces of vinyl from Egon’s collection. All genres.

DETAILS IN THE SHOP: EGON VINYL GRAB BAG (more…)

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata ’64 / Piñata ’74 – Record Store Day

Freddie Gibbs, Madlib — March 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata ’64 / Piñata ’74 – Record Store Day

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib release “1964” and “1974” editions of their album Piñata for Record Store Day, April 18, 2020 (more…)

Brazilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento’s album Prelúdio coming May 1 on Now-Again Records

Now-Again — March 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Brazilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento’s album Prelúdio coming May 1 on Now-Again Records

ON SALE: FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO – PRELÚDIO

The Brazilian guitarist’s third album for Now-Again, featuring 10 original compositions. Shades of Baden Powell, Hermeto Pascoal, Carioca, Tenorio Jr., Rosinha de Valença. (more…)